Ohio Nursing Home Owner Accused of Fraud and Neglect

Zanesville, OH- The owner of a Zanesville nursing home is has been charged with fraud after a two year investigation in which hidden cameras revealed numerous cases of neglect. Prosecutors indicted Steven Hitchens, 58, owner of the Autumn Healthcare…

Louisiana Nurse’s Aide Accused of Sexually Assaulting Nursing Home Resident

New Orleans, LA- It’s unthinkable and hard to fathom, but sexual abuse of the elderly happens.  It can happen in the home or in nursing home and occurs at the hands of sick individuals who take advantage of the vulnerable and infirm. Today,…

Nursing Home Hazard; Bed Rails Can Cause Injury or Death

Charlotte, NC- For a weak or disabled elderly person, a fall from a bed can have dreadful consequences. They can suffer broken bones and brain or spinal injuries so many people the best way to prevent injuries caused by a fall from bed is to…

Hip Fractures Lead to Death or Immobility for Residents of Nursing Homes

Greenville, SC- The results from a newly released study show that residents of nursing homes who suffer a hip fracture had poor outcomes, and in many cases died within six months of treatment. For the study, researchers from the Perelman School…

Kansas Nurse Accused of Abusing Residents

Andover, KS- A 40 year-old man has been charged with physically and verbally abusing a resident at the Victoria Falls Skilled Nursing Home and state authorities are considering revoking the license of a nurse who they say knew of the abuse but…

Texas Nursing Home Faces Suit for Neglect of Patients

Tarrant County, TX- The state of Texas is suing an Arlington nursing home for neglect after receiving complaints the home failed to take proper care of patients suffering from bedsores. In the suit filed by the Texas Attorney General’s Office…

WV Supreme Court Reduces $91M Nursing Home Negligent Settlement

Charleston, WV- The West Virginia Supreme Court reduced the $90 million settlement resulting from a nursing home neglect case against Heartland of Charleston to $37 million. The lawsuit was filed by the family of 87 year-old Dorothy Douglas…

Obtaining Compensation for Nursing Home Abuse in Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL- In spite of all the work a family does to find and safe and well-staffed Alabama nursing home for their elderly loved one, they can be abused or neglected. It’s a sad fact that can sometimes be avoided but not always. With …

Legendary DJ Casey Kasem’s Daughter to File Elder Abuse Charges against his Wife

Columbia, SC- Elder abuse is a growing problem both in private residences and nursing homes across the country, and in South Carolina. Abuse and neglect of elderly persons occurs at the hands of unscrupulous staff members of nursing homes and…

Nursing Home Care Plans: What Are They? And Why are they Important?

Charlotte, NC- When a person enters a North Carolina nursing home one of the many things they must do is give the facility and administrators instructions on how to properly care for the resident. These instructions are called care plans and…